BC Teacher-Librarians' Association

Emergency BCTLA Conference Link

Currently the conference website has crashed for all PSAs. We had to remove the direct link as our Zoom meeting was hacked. Our conference and tech guru, Joseph Jeffrey is working madly to get the other links available to presenters and participants, so your patience is appreciated.

EDIT: Hopefully, you were able to receive the document with all the direct links to workshop sessions. If you didn’t get it, please ask a TL colleague for help as we don’t want a repeat of what happened this morning by posting it on social media.

The updated schedule:

Session 1 10:20-11:05

Session 2 11:15-12:00

Lunch 12:00-1:00

Vendor Session 1:00-1:45

Keynote: Jael Richardson 2:00-3:00

Fall 2021 Newletter

BCTLA 2021 Conference Update

We recognize that many people are fatigued by virtual meetings and workshops so the BCTLA decided to offer some additional incentives for registering at our conference this year. We’re offering some fun activities to connect with our colleagues and multiple opportunities to win prizes. Who doesn’t love winning free stuff?! If you or your colleagues haven’t registered for the conference yet here are a few reasons to do so:

  • BCTLA Social on Thursday, October 21st at 7pm. First, awards for some superb Teacher-Librarians across BC and then it’s time to play the mother of all book quizzes, presented by the BCTLA’s Quizmaster, Keely Thornton. Are you ready to get nerdy with some book trivia? Play individually or play with a friend. Prizes for the winners!
  • Photo Booth Contest -Use the conference photo booth app to create a memorable photo. Share for a chance to win prizes.
  • If you register by Friday, October 8th, you will be entered for an early bird draw for a $50 gift certificate to the book store of your choice and a chance to win free registration to next year’s conference.
  • Vendor Letter Hunt -Find 9 or more letters at our conference vendors and you are entered in the draw for a chance to win 1 of 6 prizes.
  • Vendor Word Find -A word will be put into the chat at some point during the vendor’s session. Attend a minimum of two sessions and find two words to enter for more prizes.


Looking forward to seeing you all there!

DEAR 2021

We hope you are all took some time to reflect on our first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. As our commitment to reconciliation, the BCTLA wanted to highlight the creative talent of Indigenous youth, Tehya Poorthunder, in this year’s DEAR posters. Tehya is a 17-year-old artist from the sḵwx̱wú7mesh nation. You can read about the inspiration for her artistic design on one of her posters.

DEAR (Drop Everything and Read Day) is on Monday, October 25th this year.

BCTLA Chapter Councillor Meeting -September 27, 2021

A friendly reminder that our Chapter Councillor meeting is quickly coming up. We will be meeting virtually on September 27, 2021 at 3:15pm. Please use this link to register your attendance. If you would like to include a new Teacher-Librarian from your chapter who would like to learn more about the BCTLA, please have them register on the same link. Chapter Councillors registered will have additional meeting information sent to their personal email.